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Using Clustering for Package Cohesion Measurement in Aspect-Oriented Systems

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Packages are basic programme units in any object-oriented system including aspect-oriented systems, which allow the grouping of dependent elements. The cohesion of a package is the degree of encapsulation among the elements in the package. For any software to exhibit high quality, it must have high cohesion. Many metrics have been framed in the past to measure the cohesion in aspect-oriented systems but all metrics are defined at the class level. Most of the research focused on the class of structural cohesion metrics which measures cohesion by software design extracted from the source code. The aim of this paper is to propose an approach to explore the use of hierarchical clustering technique for improving the cohesion of packages in aspect-oriented. The results obtained from our approach are then compared with the already available metrics. The achieved results show that our proposed approach determines the cohesion of packages more accurately.

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Kaur, P.J., Kaushal, S. (2019). Using Clustering for Package Cohesion Measurement in Aspect-Oriented Systems. In: Satapathy, S., Joshi, A. (eds) Information and Communication Technology for Intelligent Systems . Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 106. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1742-2_26

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